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QueenoftheBarn

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Review for Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

These military men and women are putting their lives on the line for their country while being denied the most basic of rights, freedom of religion. MAAF is working diligently to secure the rights guaranteed to them by our constitution, and to end the ubiquitous belief that being non religious equates to being unpatriotic.
Military non-believers have served our country in every war we have fought. We as free citizens of the United States owe them our support for the sacrifices they continue to make on our behalf.
They deserve nothing less.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for HORSE RESCUE RELIEF AND RETIREMENT FUND INC, Cumming, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

You quickly learn that there's nothing glamorous about volunteering at Save the Horses. Along with the care and rehabilitation of the horses, there are necessary mundane chores to be done daily, and everyone must be willing to pitch in where and however they are needed at the time.
There's no hierarchy, and if you can't check your ego at the barn door, you're in the wrong place.
The volunteer who shovels manure and scrubs water buckets is every bit as necessary and as valued as the one who bandages wounds and administers medications.

The welfare of the horses is what it's all about.

Along with learning all that's involved with caring for horses you also learn of the horrors some of these animals suffer. You meet horses that have been starved, horses that have been physically abused, horses with terrible injuries that have gone untreated, and the horses who have simply grown old and were considered of no further value.

These are the horses that find their last best hope at Save the Horses.

Cheryl will tell you that all of her volunteers are unpaid, and it‘s true that there is no paycheck for these dedicated men and women. But working tirelessly to help bring a horse back from the brink of death and watching as your efforts slowly transform that horse into a magnificent healthy animal is a satisfaction that money just can’t buy. The volunteers heal the horses and the horses return the favor.

I no longer volunteer at Save the Horses because of Toka King, an injured OTTB I fell in love with there 6 years ago. In order to adopt Toka King and a beautiful one eyed quarter horse named Sunny, we put our home in a Cumming, Ga. subdivision up for sale and went looking for a suitable home for them. There were no properties in our area that we could afford, but we managed to find the perfect little spot for them here in Alabama.

I still miss volunteering at Save the Horses, but in exchange for that privilege I'm doing my part as an adoptive parent by providing a forever home and creating a spot at SavetheHorses for another needy horse.

I am indebted to Cheryl and Save the Horses for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful organization and for the many ways this experience continues to enrich my life.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer